The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics, in contrast to other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico ...

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

Author: Bhumitra Chakma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317020316

Page: 278

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An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics, in contrast to other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons and how India and Pakistan utilise them for politico-strategic purposes in an extremely complex and competitive South Asian strategic landscape. Written by a group of perceptive observers of South Asia, this volume evaluates the current state of Indo-Pakistani nuclear deterrents, the challenges that the two countries confront in building their nuclear forces, the post-test nuclear doctrines of the two strategic rivals, the implications of Indo-Pakistani politics for regional cooperation, the role of two systemic actors (USA and China) in the region's nuclear politics and the critical issues of confidence-building and nuclear arms control.

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry.

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons

Author: Andrew Futter

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 147391714X

Page: 280

View: 164

This book provides an introduction to political and strategic aspects of nuclear weaponry. It offers an accessible overview of the concept of nuclear weapons, outlines how thinking about these weapons has developed and considers how nuclear threats can continue to be managed in the future. It includes: Coverage of nuclear testing, proliferation, strategy, global actors and disarmament. Analysis of contemporary topics such as nuclear terrorism. A timeline of key nuclear events. Annotated further reading lists helping you to locate sources for essays and assignments. Summaries, study questions and a glossary of key terms Free SAGE journal articles available on the Resources tab The author will be providing regular updates to his suggested web resources, so be sure to check the Resources tab for the most up-to-date. The Politics of Nuclear Weapons is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Nuclear Politics.

The Politics of Nuclear Non proliferation

The politics of nuclear weapons proliferation is high on the international agenda. Deep divisions have emerged between the nuclear haves and have-nots over the appropriate next steps in arms control and disarmament.

The Politics of Nuclear Non proliferation

Author: Carl Ungerer

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781865080970

Page: 218

View: 198

The politics of nuclear weapons proliferation is high on the international agenda. Deep divisions have emerged between the nuclear haves and have-nots over the appropriate next steps in arms control and disarmament. Here a group of Australian and international scholars analyze some of the key issues in the nuclear non-proliferation debate.

The Politics of Nuclear Disarmament

Om interessekonflikten inden for alle kernevåben stater mellem civilbefolkningen og de væbnede styrker.

The Politics of Nuclear Disarmament

Author: Martin H. Ryle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 108

View: 727

Om interessekonflikten inden for alle kernevåben stater mellem civilbefolkningen og de væbnede styrker. I bogen kædes kampagnen imod kernevåben sammen med kampen for demokrati, sund fornuft og for selve livet og understreger kampagnens internationale karakter.

Delaying Doomsday

"Why are states willing to give up their nuclear weapons programs? This book presents a new theory for how external inducements supplied by the United States can convince even the most committed of proliferators to abandon weapons pursuit.

Delaying Doomsday

Author: Rupal N. Mehta

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190077972

Page: 264

View: 703

"Why are states willing to give up their nuclear weapons programs? This book presents a new theory for how external inducements supplied by the United States can convince even the most committed of proliferators to abandon weapons pursuit. Existing theories focus either on carrots or sticks. I explore how using both positive and negative inducements, in the shadow of military force, can persuade both friends and foes not to continue their nuclear weapons pursuit. I draw on worldwide cross-national data on nuclear reversal, case studies of Iran and North Korea among others, and interviews with diplomats, policy-makers, and analysts. I show that the majority of states have been persuaded to reverse their nuclear weapons programs when offered incentives from the United States. Moreover, I demonstrate that these tools are especially effective during periods of leadership transition and can work on both allies and adversaries. My theory and evidence also suggest a broader conception of counterproliferation than currently exists, identifying how carrots and sticks used together can accomplish one of the international community's most important policy objectives"--

Without the Bomb

Looks at the role of nuclear weapons among different countries and the relationship with the United Nations. Explores both the political motivations of the countries and the technological capabilities.

Without the Bomb

Author: Mitchell Reiss

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780231899697

Page:

View: 160

Looks at the role of nuclear weapons among different countries and the relationship with the United Nations. Explores both the political motivations of the countries and the technological capabilities.

The Politics of Nuclear Energy in the European Union

For the foreseeable future the overall use of nuclear electricity in the European Union is unlikely to change significantly despite the controversies surrounding its use amongst the EU’s nation states.

The Politics of Nuclear Energy in the European Union

Author: Pamela M. Barnes

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847406876

Page: 292

View: 715

For the foreseeable future, the overall use of nuclear electricity in the European Union is unlikely to change significantly despite the controversies surrounding its use among the EU's nation states. Pamela M. Barnes questions the role that nuclear electricity plays in meeting the challenges of providing secure, competitive, and sustainable energy to support the development of the low carbon economy in the EU. Analysis presented focuses on the evolution of the discourse on nuclear energy among policy makers at European and national levels as well as the public.

Nuclear Weapons A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Nuclear Weapons  A Very Short Introduction

Author: Joseph M. Siracusa

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191578827

Page: 160

View: 757

Despite not having been used in anger since Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Bomb is still the biggest threat that faces us in the 21st century. As Bill Clinton's first secretary of defence, Les Aspin, aptly put it: 'The Cold War is over, the Soviet Union is no more. But the post-Cold War world is decidedly not post-nuclear'. For all the effort to reduce nuclear stockpiles to zero, it seems that the Bomb is here to stay. This Very Short Introduction reveals why. The history, and politics of the bomb are explained: from the technology of nuclear weapons, to the revolutionary implications of the H-bomb, and the politics of nuclear deterrence. The issues are set against a backdrop of the changing international landscape, from the early days of development, through the Cold War, to the present-day controversy of George W. Bush's National Missile Defence, and the threat and role of nuclear weapons in the so-called Age of Terror. Joseph M. Siracusa provides a comprehensive, accessible, and at times chilling overview of the most deadly weapon ever invented. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Politics of Nuclear Non Proliferation

This book examines the puzzle of why some states acquire nuclear weapons, whereas others refrain from trying to do so – or even renounce them.

The Politics of Nuclear Non Proliferation

Author: Ursula Jasper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136759190

Page: 240

View: 454

This book examines the puzzle of why some states acquire nuclear weapons, whereas others refrain from trying to do so – or even renounce them. Based on the predominant theoretical thinking in International Relations it is often assumed that nuclear proliferation is inevitable, given the anarchic nature of the international system. Proliferation is thus often explained by vague references to states’ insecurity in an anarchic environment. Yet, elusive generalisations and grand, abstract theories inhibit a more profound and detailed knowledge of the very political processes that lead towards nuclearisation or its reversal. Drawing upon the philosophical and social-theoretical insights of American pragmatism, The Politics of Nuclear Non-Proliferation provides a theoretically innovative and practically useful framework for the analysis of states’ nuclear proliferation policies. Rather than reccounting a parsimonious, lean account of proliferation, the framework allows for the incorporation of multiple paradigms in order to depict the complex political contestation underlying states’ proliferation decisions. This pragmatist framework of analysis offers ways of overcoming long-standing metatheoretical gridlocks in the IR discipline and encourages scholars to reorient their efforts towards imminent "real-world" challenges. This book will be of much interest to students of nuclear proliferation, international security and IR theory.

Politics and Strategy of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East The

Based on research from an array of American, Arab, British, French, German, and Israeli sources, this book provides a nuclear history of the world’s most explosive region.

Politics and Strategy of Nuclear Weapons in the Middle East  The

Author: Shlomo Aronson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791495345

Page: 398

View: 137

Based on research from an array of American, Arab, British, French, German, and Israeli sources, this book provides a nuclear history of the world’s most explosive region. Most significantly, it gives an exposition of Israel’s acquisition and political use, or nonuse, of nuclear weapons as a central factor of its foreign policy in the 1960-1991 period. In stressing the factor of nuclear weapons, the author highlights an often-neglected aspect of Israeli security policy. This is the first interpretation of the historical development of nuclear doctrine in the Middle East that assesses the strategic implications of opacity—Israel’s use of suggestion, rather than open acknowledgment, that it possesses nuclear weapons. Aronson discusses the strategic thinking of Israel, the Arab countries, the U.S., the former Soviet Union, and other countries and connects Israeli strategies for war, peace, territories, and the political economy with the use of nuclear deterrence. The author approaches the development of Israeli doctrines on nuclear weapons and defense in general within a large matrix that includes the United States; Israeli perceptions of Arab history, culture, and psychology; and Israeli perceptions of Israel’s own history, culture, and psychology. He also deals with Arab perceptions of Israel’s nuclear program and with Arab and Iranian incentives to go nuclear. In addition, he discusses at length the importance of nuclear factors in the conduct of the Persian Gulf War and examines the implications of the decline of the former Soviet Union for arms control and peace in the Middle East.

Chinese Nuclear Proliferation

Presenting technical concepts with minimal jargon in a straightforward style, this book will be of use to casual China watchers and military experts alike.

Chinese Nuclear Proliferation

Author: Susan Turner Haynes

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1612348440

Page: 208

View: 756

While the world's attention is focused on the nuclearization of North Korea and Iran and the nuclear brinkmanship between India and Pakistan, China is believed to have doubled the size of its nuclear arsenal, making it "the forgotten nuclear power," as described in Foreign Affairs. Susan Turner Haynes analyzes China's buildup and its diversification of increasingly mobile, precise, and sophisticated nuclear weapons. Haynes provides context and clarity on this complex global issue through an analysis of extensive primary source research and lends insight into questions about why China is the only nuclear weapon state recognized under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty that continues to pursue qualitative and quantitative advancements to its nuclear force. As the gap between China's nuclear force and the forces of the nuclear superpowers narrows against the expressed interest of many nuclear and nonnuclear states, Chinese Nuclear Proliferation offers policy prescriptions to curtail China's nuclear growth and to assuage fears that the "American world order" presents a direct threat to China's national security. Presenting technical concepts with minimal jargon in a straightforward style, this book will be of use to casual China watchers and military experts alike.

Waging Nuclear Peace

Robert Ehrlich has succeeded in being as objective as possible, while at the same time taking well-defined positions on a wide range of subjects. Yet the book does not purport to have the answers to the nuclear dilemma.

Waging Nuclear Peace

Author: Robert Ehrlich

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438401892

Page: 397

View: 621

Waging Nuclear Peace is a clear and informative interdisciplinary survey of the issues surrounding nuclear war. It raises and attempts to answer questions that often go unasked. How can we measure the risk of nuclear war? Will slowing the arms race reduce the risk of war? Is disarmament desirable or undesirable in this respect? Robert Ehrlich has succeeded in being as objective as possible, while at the same time taking well-defined positions on a wide range of subjects. Yet the book does not purport to have the answers to the nuclear dilemma. Instead, it assists the reader in thinking through the issues and in coming to a personal conclusion. Comprehensive in its scope, Waging Nuclear Peace encompasses both technical issues, such as the effects of nuclear weapons, and policy issues, such as arms control, the nature of the arms race, and the feasibility of civil defense. It includes material on new findings concerning “nuclear winter” — the catastrophic change in global climate that might follow a nuclear war.

The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

These two episodes highlighted how nuclear weapons were playing out in the
strategic politics of the region in the post-test era. Indeed, what has transpired in
a nuclear South Asia — and the issues raised in this volume — can be defined as
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The Politics of Nuclear Weapons in South Asia

Author: Bhumitra Chakma

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409426257

Page: 263

View: 956

An important and critical re-evaluation of South Asia's post-tests nuclear politics. Unlike other books, this volume emphasises the political dimension of South Asia's nuclear weapons, explains how the bombs are used as politico-strategic assets rather than pure battlefield weapons and how they are employed by India and Pakistan in an extremely complex and competitive South Asian strategic landscape.

Curbing the spread of nuclear weapons

With the 2005 Review Conference of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in the background, this book provides a fully detailed but accessible and accurate introduction to the technical aspects of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons for the ...

Curbing the spread of nuclear weapons

Author: Ian Bellany

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1847796001

Page: 240

View: 414

With the 2005 Review Conference of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in the background, this book provides a fully detailed but accessible and accurate introduction to the technical aspects of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons for the specialist and non-specialist alike. It considers nuclear weapons from varying perspectives, including the technology perspective, which views them as spillovers from nuclear energy programmes; and the theoretical perspective, which looks at the collision between national and international security – the security dilemma – involved in nuclear proliferation. It aims to demonstrate that international security is unlikely to benefit from encouraging the spread of nuclear weapons except in situations where the security complex is already largely nuclearised. The political constraints on nuclear spread as solutions to the security dilemma are also examined in three linked categories, including an unusually full discussion of the phenomenon of nuclear-free zones, with particular emphasis on the zone covering Latin America. The remarkably consistent anti-proliferation policies of the USA from Baruch to Bush are debated and the nuclear non-proliferation treaty itself, with special attention paid to the international atomic energy’s safeguards system is frankly appraised.

A Convenient Spy

Examines the untold story behind the bungled nuclear espionage case, offering a portrait of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee and discussing the implications of the case for the development of nuclear weaponry and Sino-U.S. relations.

A Convenient Spy

Author: Dan Stober

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743223780

Page: 384

View: 202

Examines the untold story behind the bungled nuclear espionage case, offering a portrait of nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee and discussing the implications of the case for the development of nuclear weaponry and Sino-U.S. relations.